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As Perfect as It Can Get—By John Huang

Chip McDaniels – Photo by Brendon Miller

(NICHOLASVILLE, Ky.) – Billy Horschel, who after two rounds stands at thirteen under par and in second place atop the leaderboard, had some timely advice for Chip McDaniel prior to the start of this year’s Barbasol Championship. The former Florida Gator standout told the former Kentucky Wildcat star that one doesn’t have to be perfect to be successful in professional golf. “I think when I came out on tour I knew that,” said the 2014 FedEx Cup Champion and five-time PGA TOUR winner. “But in the back of my head, I just felt like I had to be perfect in every aspect of my game every week.” McDaniel, the hometown hero from Clay County, hasn’t been perfect this week in his professional golfing debut, but he’s already proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that he has what it takes to successfully compete with the big boys on the professional circuit. Continue reading As Perfect as It Can Get—By John Huang

McDaniel “Chips” in at Barbasol Debut—By John Huang

 

Chip McDaniel – Photo by Brendon Milller

(NICHOLASVILLE, Ky.) – Competing with a major championship across the pond is no small feat. You would think that with the British Open being played simultaneously at Carnoustie’s Championship Course in Scotland, the Barbasol Championship — played in little old Nicholasville, Kentucky — would be struggling to attract big name talent. That certainly has not been the case.
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PGA Golf Returns to Kentucky—By John Huang

 

Chip McDaniel from Clay County Kentucky – Photo by Brendon Miller

Eastern Kentucky will have their eyes on local sensation Chip McDaniel of Clay County

(NICHOLASVILLE, Ky) – Anyone who has ever tried to play the game of golf knows that it really is a good walk spoiled. Unless you’re the Golden Bear, or the Great White Shark, or the Big Easy, or the Walrus, or the King, you’ve undoubtedly been repeatedly traumatized by the ever-lurking water hazards, sand traps, and narrow fairways lining the links. Just like you, I’ve been there and done that. What I haven’t done yet is to cover a professional golf tournament—and all that’s about to change as the fourth annual Barbasol Championship rolls into Keene Trace Golf Club. It’ll be the first PGA TOUR tournament (excluding majors) to be held in Kentucky since the Kentucky Derby Open was played in Louisville from 1957-59. For those keeping score, that’s a long time ago—over a decade and a half before Tiger Woods was even born. Continue reading PGA Golf Returns to Kentucky—By John Huang

BREAKING NEWS!!!!! Breathitt High School hires Misty Eversole Mcalarnis to lead Girls Basketball Program

 

Photo provided by Misty Mcalarnis

Exclusive from Bluegrass Sports Nation:

 

Breathitt High School has a new girls basketball coach after the hiring of Misty Eversole Mcalarnis. Misty will try to turn around a program that saw it fall to it’s lowest point in many years after finishing with a record of 3 wins and 21 losses, 17 of which were to finish the season. David Kyle Abner stepped down after his only season as coach creating the opening for new Coach Mcalarnis.

Breathitt had a 13-15 record in 2016-2017 season including the 55th District Tournament Championship in Coach Wallace Bates final season.

Comments from new Breathitt High School Girls Basketball Coach, Misty Eversole Mcalarnis:

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Montana Fouts – Miss Kentucky Softball’s all Everything

 

Montana Fouts – Photo Brendon Miller

East Carter’s Montana Fouts is truly something special. Montana has committed to Alabama to start her college career. Fouts has been nothing short of amazing in garnering several awards to include Miss Kentucky Softball.  Fouts, The Crimson Tide commit, is a two-time Gatorade Player of the Year and ALL-USA selection. She has lead East Carter a  37-1 record this season, while leading the team to complete the season 41-2 overall.  Continue reading Montana Fouts – Miss Kentucky Softball’s all Everything

High School Baseball Tournament Action (Hazard opens with a win)

Hazard wins in opening round of State Tournament – Photo by Ron Hamblin

The Boys High School Baseball State Tournament is underway and the 14th Region Representative got off to a good start. The Hazard Bulldogs defeated the Corbin Redhounds 5-1 behind the outstanding pitching of Devin Morris. Morris pitched 7 innings and 16 strikeouts, which is the 5th highest total in Tournament history. Continue reading High School Baseball Tournament Action (Hazard opens with a win)

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Monster Jam Coming to Rupp – Driver Steven Sims talks to BSN

Steven Sims, Mutant Monster Truck Driver – Photo provided by Monster Jam

Interview with MUTANT Monster Truck driver Steven Sims:

This is Ron Hamblin, Bluegrass Sports Nation and I am here with Monster Truck Driver Steven Sims. Steven is the driver of the Monster Truck Mutant. Steven if you do not mind, tell us a little bit about yourself. Continue reading Monster Jam Coming to Rupp – Driver Steven Sims talks to BSN

It’s Miller Time by John Huang

 

Brendon Miller – Union College

(JACKSON, Ky.) – In the annals of UK Sports history, Adolph Rupp sits indisputably at the kingdom throne of the Big Blue Nation. The Baron of the Bluegrass, with his recognizable balding pate and heralded nasal twang, was instrumental in the coronation of the Kentucky program as the greatest tradition in the history of college basketball. Life-long Wildcat fans, together with future die-hard generations to come, owe much of their current and ensuing glory to the basketball genius of the man in the brown suit.

 

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